Mukkoti Open and Close Timings: 6.00 AM to 1.30 PM and 3.30 PM to 8.00 PM.
Temple of Agastheeswara Swami, located in the Chandragiri Mandal, Chittoor Andhra Pradesh is a famous historical temple at the intersection of three sacred rivers: Swarnamukhi, Kalyani and Bhima.
About Mukkoti Agastheeswara Swami Temple:
Mukkoti Agastheeswara Swami Temple is just 12 km from Tirupathi railway Station. Lord Siva is known as Agastheswara Swamy and the main deity in this temple. The sacred shrine is famous for the god Shiva in linga rupam, which was installed by the great saint Agasthya, the son of Urvashi.
Tondavada is the neighboring village, where visitors have facilities to rest. Pilgrims can use the tank provided outside the temple for their needs.
With 3 entrances and a large compound wall, the Dwarapalakas at the entrance have been beautifully carved. They add grandeur to the temple.
The second prakara inside includes a separate shrine for Goddess Parvati called by the name of vallimata.
Right in front of the temple and in the middle of the river there is a beautiful Mandapam. In this you can see the attractive statues of Sri Balaji, Ayyappa Swamy, Lord Ganapathi and a foot print of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swami.
Mukkoti Sri Agastheshwara Swamy Temple History:
According to Legends, after marriage Lord Srinivasa, the sage Agasthya asks the lord to stay in his ashram. He performed nityapoojas to Lord Shiva in this place, which is nothing more than the Agasthyeswara swami temple. The wise Agasthya here made a penace for Lord Shiva and caused the origin of the “Suwarnamukhi” river from this place.
Mukkoti Agastheeswara Swami Temple Timings:
6.00 AM Temple Opening
6.00 AM to 7.00 AM Abhishekam to Parivar Gods
7.00 AM Sarva Darshan
7.00 AM to 9.00 AM Abhishekam to Swamy Varu and Amma Varu
11.30 AM Naivedyam
9.00 AM to 7.30 PM Sarva Darshan
4.30 PM Deeparadhana , Naivedyam
7.30 PM Naivedyam, Ekantha Seva
8.00 PM Temple Closing